• SMUHSD climate control  policy: Too cool for comfort
  • Al Gore speaks at Aragon theater to promote new book
  • Dons end season with loss to St. Francis in CCS semifinals
  • Deaf students discuss their experiences
  • Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf

Varsity Wrestling: CCS hopes and aspirations


The Aragon varsity wrestling team’s new season is underway, and the squad is looking to carry on momentum from last year’s major accomplishments. Last year then senior William Eleazar won the title of Aragon’s first individual wrestling champion in over 25 years. Along with this win, the Aragon wrestling team lost a close match and allowed Menlo-Atherton High School to win the PAL Ocean Division.


Alumni edge by Dons in close showdown


In preparation for the new season, the boys and girls varsity basketball teams played teams of Aragon alumni in the second annual Aragon alumni basketball game on Nov. 27. Though the current Dons played competitively, in both instances the alumni won by one-point with girls’ alumni ending at 51-50 and boys’ alumni culminating with a score of 59-58.


Aragon athletes meet CCS playoff challenges


As the fall sports season draws to a close, some of Aragon’s teams finished their season with one last push in the CCS playoffs. Six of Aragon’s top female golfers went to the CCS tournament on Nov. 2. With their win at PALs, they ended their season with a combined team score of 579on the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, leaving them in tenth place.


Bandwagon fans in the sports scene


“It was really exciting when the Warriors made the playoffs for the first time in a while. I hadn’t really paid much attention to them before, but in the sixth grade [once they made the playoffs] I got really into the spirit and started following the players,” says sophomore Sam Bunarjo. “Since then I haven’t been following them as closely because they haven’t been doing as well. But I’m still definitely a fan.”


Allies in the fight for equality


In response to recent gay suicides nationwide, the Gay-Straight Alliance participated in a nation-wide campaign called Purple Shirt Wednesday on October 20. Students came to school with purple shirts, pants, shoes, or bags. Purple Shirt Wednesday was during Ally Week, which according to junior Jesenia Garcia-Rovetta, “is dedicated to the LGBT and straight alliance, and is a great time for people not in the GSA to say they support people of any sexual identity”.


Sixth international food fair teaches about diversity at Aragon


Aragon’s 6th annual International Food Fair was held on Friday, October 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the large gym. It featured foods from China, India, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, France, Peru, Italy and the Pacific Islands. Assistant principal Joe Mahood says, “The International Food Fair is a gathering where students and parents alike from different ethnic groups can share their cuisine with the rest of the school.”